Latin Phrases and Quotes
Starting with phrase number 2087

  1. Magister officiorum - Head office
  2. Magna Cum Laude - With Great Praise (Academic term - Used on degree certificates to indicate exceptional academic standing)
  3. Magna est veritas et praevalet - The truth is great and it prevails (Motto of Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY)
  4. Magna Hispalense - The great Hispalis (Motto of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain)
  5. Magni nominis umbra - The shadow of a great name (refers to Pompey and applies to men who lived during that time)
  6. Magnificat anima mea Dominum et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo - My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior (Luke 1, 46-47)
  7. Magnis itineribus - Forced marches (Military phrase)
  8. Magno dedo cordi, erit tibi hoc - Deliver your heart magnificently, this will succeed
  9. Magnopere patrem diligebat quamquam eum numquam viderat - He loved his father, although he had never seen him
  10. Magnu conatu, magnas nugas - A great effort for great trifles (Terence - So much work for so little gain)
  11. Magnum nomen est magna species magna dignitas magna maiestas consulis - It's big name, famous appearance, high dignity, pride of the consul's greatness (Cicero - Calpvrnivm Pisonem Oratio, XI)
  12. Magnum opus - Masterpiece
  13. Magnum vectigal est parsinomia - The economy is a major income (Cicero. The context of the sentence reads: "On immortal gods, men do not understand that a great source of wealth is the economy.)
  14. Magnus itineribus - By forced march (Military phrase)
  15. Maiestas minuta - Little Betrayal
  16. Maior singulis, universis minor - Greater than One, Less than All (Legal term - Aristotle’s phrase that refers to the person who is the ruler )
  17. Maior sum quam qui mancipium sim corporis mei - I'm too big to be a slave of my body (Philosophical term put forward as the antithesis of the old Socratic thesis that said: The body is the prison of the soul.) )
  18. Maiora pluraque in vita facienda sunt quam vivere - There are more and greater things to do in life than live ( Thank you: Eugene )
  19. Maiores aliud ius gentium, aliud ius civile esse voluerunt - The elders wanted one thing to be right of nations, the other thing to be the civil law (Legal term)
  20. Mala digestio, nulla felicitas - Bad digestion, no happiness (Sentence that warns about excess eating.)
  21. Mala grammaticam non vitiat chartam - The misspellings or bad grammar do not invalidate a document (It means that if legible, it is valid)
  22. Mala praxis - Malpractice (Legal term - when a professional makes an error. For example: take a surgeon on trial for mala praxis)
  23. Mala sine cortica bona, cum cortica meliora - Apples are good without skin, but with skin there better
  24. Malleus maleficarum - Witches' hammer (Prosecution of witches)
  25. Malo ad campanam quam ad tubae surgere clangorem - I prefer to rise to a bell than to the blare of a trumpet
  26. Malo hic esse primus quam Romae secundus - I prefer to be first in this place than to be second at Rome. (Julius Caesar, according to Plutarch )
  27. Malo miri quam fedari - Rather die than be disgraced
  28. Malo mori quam foedari - I'd rather die than get dirty (be disgraced) (Motto of the Vega family)
  29. Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium - I prefer freedom with danger, than slavery with security
  30. Malum consilium quod mutari non potest - A bad decision is one that can not be changed (Publius Sirus)
  31. Malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono - There is no bad that will not come with good (Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia )
  32. Malum sed mulliere, sed necessarium malum - Women are evil, a necessary evil (Philosophical Term)
  33. Mancipatio - Formal legal act (Legal term - referring to particular things that can emancipate (mancipi) There are those also unable emancipate (nec mancipi) )
  34. Manduco me flumen de vobis - How I laugh at you (Macaronic Latin)
  35. Mane nobiscum quoniam advesperascitt - Stay with us Lord, because it's getting late. (Vulgate - Luke 24, 29 - Petition of the disciples on the road to Amaus Gospels)
  36. Mane vobiscum Domine - Stay with us, Lord
  37. Mantua me genuit; Calabri rapuere; tenet nunc
    Parthenope; Cecini pascua, rura, duces
    -
    Mantua gave me birth; Calabrian took me away
    ( Today they have me) Partenope holds me. I sang of pastures, farms, leaders
    (Virgil epitaph)
  38. Manu militari - With a military hand (Diplomatic Term - Using weapons instead of agreements, alliances or dialogue)
  39. Manum misi in ignem - I put my hand in the fire (St. Jerome)
  40. Manumissio - Emancipation (Legal term - In Rome, act provision under which the slave is free and citizen)
  41. Manus manum lavat - One hand washes the other
  42. Mare magnum - Large Sea
  43. Mare Nostrum - Our Sea (Refers to the Mediterranean Sea)
  44. Maremagnum - Big stormy sea, (Diplomatic Term - Refers to any issue that is complicated, tangled, confusing or that involves many people to assess it)
  45. Mariae, nunquam satis - Mary, never enough (St. Bernardus Clairval)
  46. Marito non licet nocere propriam uxorem - The husband does not have the right to harm his own wife (Legal term)
  47. Martis dies - The day of Mars (Tuesday)
  48. Mater dei, memento, memento mei - Mother of God, remember, remember me
  49. Mater et magistra - Mother and teacher (Vulgate - Encyclical of John XXIII)
  50. Mater saeva Cupidinum - The savage mother of Cupid (Horace - Carmina I, 19, 1 - refers to Venus, the goddess of love)
  51. Mater semper certa, pater coud nuptias demonstram - The mother is always known, the father is known through marriage (Roman proverb that establishes the presumption of paternity of the husband)
  52. Mater tua mala burra est - Your mother eats red apples (In Spanish it could be interpreted as an insult, but it is not)
  53. Matrum ornamenta liberi sunt - The children are their mother adornment.
  54. Maxima debetur puero reverentia - A child is owed the greatest respect (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
  55. Maxima est capitis deminutio, cum aliquis simul et civitatem et libertatem amittit - The maximum decrease in rights occurs when a person loses freedom and citizenship (Legal term in ancient Rome)
  56. Me Caesar incestam putat, qua sacra faciente vicit triumphavit! - Caeser thinks I committed incest, when as long I carried out the sacred rites he has been victorious and triumphant (Pliny the younger - Words of vestal Corenelia, when she was tried and executed by Domitian)
  57. Me fallit - I was fooled
  58. Me lumen; vos umbra regit - Light is my guide, the shadow is yours (Legal term - Refers to the intentionality of certain facts, knowing good is light and dark is evil)
  59. Me, me adsum qui feci - I, I was the one who did it (Legal term - confession)
  60. Mea culpa - My fault (Ecclesiastical term - Is always in a context of recognizing something wrong, apologizing, etc. For example "I confess I am a sinner")
  61. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa - My fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault (Prayer of confession at the Catholic Mass)
  62. Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam omnium sermo - My conscience is more important to me than any speech (Cicero)
  63. Medice curate ipsum - Medic, cure yourself (It is used when someone gives advice that does not apply to your life)
  64. Medici graviores morbos asperis remediis curant - The doctors cured with harsh remedies (Fifth Curcio, Roman historian s. I, author of Life of Alexander the Great)
  65. Medicinae Doctoris - Medicine Doctor (University Degree - abbreviated as MD)
  66. Medico meo omnis horae - For my doctor of all hours (Phrase engraved on the watch given by a patient to a doctor)
  67. Meditationes de cognitione, veritate et ideis - Reflections on the knowledge, truth and ideas (Work of Leibniz)
  68. Medium Corpus Pilarum - Half Body of the Pills (Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal by Pius V who was a medic, the ones who give out medicine balls, or pills. His coat of arms had a half dragon )
  69. Melior est canis vivus leone mortuo - Better a live dog than a dead lion
  70. Melior est im via, amor Dei quam Dei cognitio - In this live it is better to love God, than to know him (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  71. Melior est in inferno regnare quam in coelo servire - It is better to reign in hell, than to serve in heaven (John Milton)
  72. Melioribus annis - In better times
  73. Melius esse iudicans pharisaeorum displicere iudicio et episcoporum iussionibus deservire - It is better to oppose the judgment of the Pharisees and to obey the ordinances of bishops (St. Jerome)
  74. Melius est flerisse quam flere - It is better to have cried, than to cry
  75. Melius est habere quam habuisse - It is better to have, than to have had

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